Garns
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Garns

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Finally seen the light: the reason Steely Dan "Gaucho" sounds like shit on my rig is that the CD master I have is completely fucked. Feb 4, 2017

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    1. Garns
      Garns
      Finally seen the light: the reason Steely Dan "Gaucho" sounds like shit on my rig is that the CD master I have is completely fucked.
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      3. Dino
        Feb 5, 2017
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      4. Garns
        Garns
        Thanks, think I will look out for an original 80s master on ebay...
        Feb 5, 2017
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      5. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Having ripped all my CDs lately, I had to replace a couple of genuinely un-rippable ones, and learned the hard way about looking out in case you accidentally buy sneaky modern "remastered" copies.

        I ended up hitting ebay to get specific editions issued in the 80s/90s before the brickwall compression and v-shaped EQ craze. You are not alone, Garns. It sucks the life out of the music.
        Feb 10, 2017
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    2. Garns
      Garns
      HD800 arrived, and stock they are... smooth and listenable. This is bullshit. Where's my lean sound and 6khz icepick? I demand satisfaction.
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        Tbh I am more bothered by what's happening at 3khz than 6khz. @zonto: s/n #9746
        Jan 17, 2017
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      4. Serious
        Serious
        Do you hear a dip at 3kHz, regardless of what the flat plate coupler measurements say?
        Jan 17, 2017
      5. Garns
        Garns
        Yeah, I hear a hole in the lower mids rather than a peak in the upper mids. If I boost around 2.5-3khz it sounds tonally better than cutting 5-6khz (though the digital EQ makes all the other technicalities go to crap).
        Jan 17, 2017
    3. Garns
      Garns
      Finally got the 650s dialed in how I like them. So, of course, I just picked up the 800s to torture myself with. Endless dinking awaits.
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        NOS. I don't know how much difference it would make tbh. The EH are a copy of RCA cleartops which are apparently a bit brighter than the ones I have. But that might be better for Vali 2.
        Jan 14, 2017
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      4. Garns
        Jan 14, 2017
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Cool. Might as well! Bought it. Thanks!
        Jan 14, 2017
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    4. Garns
      Garns
      Saw Tortoise last night. My favourite band member is definitely the one who plays guitar/bass/keys/drums/vibes/weird glowing box with lights
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Awesome. I saw them back in '98 and it was a fantastic show but haven't seen them since.
        Dec 7, 2016
    5. Garns
      Garns
      Just got in a pair of WE396a tubes to replace the ones I sold off with Mjo2. Checked the date codes and holy crap, these ones are from 1949!
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    6. Garns
      Garns
      So, I inadvertently reconfirmed last night that Yggy output stage is not at its best when driving a load in parallel with a 110 ohm resistor
    7. Garns
      Garns
      Of the records I've listened to through Yggy, the ones that amaze me most with how well they scale are Kraftwerk.
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      2. Gravity
        Gravity
        Indeed they do, like most remasters. You're making me listen to some good old Kraftwerk now ;-)
        Nov 15, 2016
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Well, for what it's worth, I have seen Kraftwerk break lossy codecs badly in controlled listening tests, too, possibly for similar reasons. Still, a great excuse to go on a Kraftwerk binge- enjoy!
        Nov 15, 2016
      4. Dino
        Dino
        I still have vivid memories of sitting in the sweet spot and listening to Kraftwerk LPs, and realizing that they were masterfully playing with not only the soundstage, but also with the shapes of images in the soundstage. Stunning. (Just realized I have never listened to them on headphones.)
        Dec 7, 2016
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    8. Wilson
      Wilson
      I didn't want to clog the thread, so thanks for the great answer to my question on the Audio 101 thread :)
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      2. Garns
        Garns
        Thanks! (I think this thread is a great idea.)
        Nov 12, 2016
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    9. Garns
      Garns
      MORICONS.DLL
    10. Garns
      Garns
      Whew, turns out I didn't blow up my Jotunheim after all. USER ERROR, TICKET CLOSED.
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        There's one of these for sale in Aus at the moment. Shame it's not a bit smaller though.
        Nov 7, 2016
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      4. Garns
        Garns
        Hmm, actually, seems like this only has an input XLR selector, and not an output XLR selector. Both outputs are always connected. So maybe the goldpoint is the unique thing with the right functionality!
        Nov 7, 2016
      5. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        ha, it's the reverse of what you need then!
        Nov 7, 2016
    11. Garns
      Garns
      Yeee-hah, it appears I just blew up my Jotunheim!
      1. Garns
        Garns
        Plugged my headphones into a 4-pin XLR extension cable which I don't think was wired as a headphone cable. I think it caused certain parts of the circuit to become extremely good friends with certain other parts of the circuit that they shouldn't have been friends with.
        Oct 31, 2016
    12. Garns
      Garns
      Hey, where'd this "dislike" button come from? Thanks, Marv! It's emotional *sniff*
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      2. Marvey
        Marvey
        Nathan, grow the AUS community! Then appoint a person to manage loaners. Would love to send funds to you guys.
        Oct 28, 2016
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        Oct 28, 2016
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    13. Garns
      Garns
      As I sit here contemplating a round of AES/EBU breakout-cable-rolling I stare at my hands and wonder WHAT HAVE I BECOME
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      2. 3X0
        3X0
        I have more confidence in pro cables as they are less likely to be subject to impedance fuckery and the like.

        Sescom (or pretty much any breakout cable sold by a reputable pro audio manufacturer) come to mind.
        Oct 25, 2016
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        Haha, thanks - I am in fact getting a local pro audio guy to make me up a nice breakout cable with minimal impedance fuckery, after the one I got off ebay turned out to be pretty dodgy...
        Oct 25, 2016
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    14. Garns
      Garns
      Yggy is icumen in / Lhude sing cuccu (moreover the timbre on the cuckoo is just spot on)
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      2. Garns
        Garns
        I reserve the right to be any or all of the above. I can probably pull off a pretty decent prance.
        Oct 11, 2016
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        "Il miglior fabbro"
        Oct 11, 2016
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    15. Garns
      Garns
      INCOMING YGGY
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 30, 1982 (Age: 35)
    Location:
    Sydney, AUS
    Gear List:
    Home:
    Yggdrasil
    Jotunheim
    Valhalla 2
    HD650 (SBAF mods)
    Klein & Hummel O300D

    Portable:
    Geek Out V2+ Infinity
    Oppo PM3
    Senn HD25ii